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Buyer / Planner in Chanhassen at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 1/30/2019

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Job Description

The Opportunity | Buyer/Planner

Under general direction, purchases a variety of materials, supplies and services. Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Processes purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers. Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value. May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis or alternative sourcing. Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues.

Your Challenge:


  • Evaluate bids, select and recommend suppliers and negotiate price, delivery, quality, service and terms and conditions

  • Follows up on all awards until completion of order.

  • Negotiates and settles with suppliers regarding damage claims, rejections, return of materials, over-shipments, cancellations and engineering changes.

  • Conducts supplier site visits and rates them as to production capability, performance and delivery.

  • Responsible for complying with corporate policies, procedures and underlying Federal, state and/or local regulations concerning the purchase or shipment of goods, materials, or services.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relations with Suppliers/Customers/Auditors

Your Expertise:


  • Bachelor Degree in Supply Chain, Business Management or related field

  • 2-3 years of related experience in buying, with some planning capacity in a manufacturing environment is essential

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Thorough understanding of and experience using ERP systems

  • Exposure and experience to US gov't contracts and processes (FAR/DFAR)

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must meet eligibility requirements of the ITAR and of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD) and/or a Canadian government security clearance.


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